Olivia Roark
Olivia  Roark


Ottumwa, Iowa

High School:
Ottumwa High


Second Base


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Freshman Chelsea Thomas blasts her eighth home run of the season to tie the game in the fifth


Five-Run First Holds Up As Bears Beat Samford, Split in Oklahoma

Bears score early and often in 8-6 win over Samford to earn win in Norman


Softball Saddled with Doubleheader Losses at McNeese State

Missouri State drops close 3-2 and 3-1 games at McNeese State to open the Ragin' Cajuns Invitational


Softball Drops Narrow 2-1 Game at #22/23 Texas A&M

Bears hold top-25 team to three hits and end game with runners in scoring position in 2-1 loss.


Thomas' Blasts Power Bears to Win over Eastern Michigan

Chelsea Thomas becomes second freshman this season to hit two home runs in one game

-Missouri State Athletic Director's Honor Roll

Roark has tremendous range at second base with a strong arm and will use her speed to get on base for MSU.

2014 [-Freshman-]
Roark appeared in 21 games and was pencilled into the starting lineup on April 13 versus Indiana State ... scored a run as a pinch runner at Loyola (April 7) ... successfully executed a sacrifice bunt against Indiana State (April 13) ... stole a base at UNI (April 19) on her only attempt of the year ... scored runs in back-to-back games at UNI (April 19) and versus Wichita State (April 22) ... crossed the plate twice in the series at Evansville (May 3-4).

Roark was a three-year letterwinner for head coach Frank Huston at Ottumwa High ... named a first-team all-conference pick all four seasons while hitting better than .400 each season for the Bulldogs ... earned all-state first-team accolades as a senior and a junior and led her team to fourth- and sixth-place finishes at state, respectively ... picked up all-district team honors all four years ... led OHS to back-to-back conference titles her sophomore and freshman seasons ... batted .447 and earned all-state second team as a sophomore ... hit a team-leading .401 while picking up all-state third team accolades en route to a fourth-place finish at state her freshman campaign ... also played basketball, volleyball and ran cross country at Ottumwa High.

Olivia Jean Roark is the daughter of Missy Carson-Roark and Ray Roark ... born June 17, 1995, in Ottumwa, Iowa ... has one brother, Joseph ... her mother, Missy Carson-Roark, played softball at Creighton and was college roommates with current MSU coach Holly Hesse ... is majoring in sport administration at Missouri State.


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